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Call sign:
Nan - Uncle - Xray - William

PC-614 served the Navies of the United States and Mexico.

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 7 July 1942 by the Gibbs Gas Engine Co., Jacksonville, FL
  • Launched 23 December 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-614, 7 July 1943
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in March 1948
  • Transferred to Mexico in 1952 and named Guardacostas (GC 32)
  • Struck from the Navy Register and scrapped in March 1964.


  • Displacement 280 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp Hooven-Owen-Rentschler R-99DA diesel engines (Serial No. 6973 and 6974), Westinhouse single reduction gear, two shafts.
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